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Friday, 14 March 2014

An American Monastic in the Ukraine Speaks Up: This Weekend Critical

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Orthodox believers near Yalta in the Crimea

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This Sunday will be a very important one for us here in the Ukraine. If the vote in the Crimea is in favour of closer ties with Russia and no longer to be tied to Kiev and the Ukraine, Fr Daniel and I, as well as the nuns in this monastery and the monastery itself, could face provocative reactions by Ukrainian nationalists (with the non-canonical Kiev Patriarchate), the Banderovtsy, as well as others who sided with the Nazis during World War II. Fr Daniel and I are Americans; all the nuns here at the monastery are Ukrainian, and speak Ukrainian amongst themselves, but they can also speak Russian. Kiev is the birthplace of Rus, which connects the Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus together with a common heritage, culture, and Orthodox faith. Twenty-five years ago, the language spoken in common by these three countries was Russian. Between World War I and World War II, perhaps, except for the Uniates in the Lvov area, everyone here considered themselves Russians living in the Ukraine. Twenty-five years ago, the Orthodox Churches here were all in communion with the MP. Now, the Ukraine has an autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church in communion with the MP (us) and the Kiev Patriarchate, which is in communion with no other Orthodox Church, it’s considered uncanonical by all. In another posting, following this e-mail, will be a film of nationalists, along with a Kiev Patriarchate “priest”, breaking into and desecrating one of our churches. In the film, they chant a prayer as well as, “Glory to Ukraine, Glory to the Heroes, Glory to the Nation… a pike for the Moskali (Russians), a knife for the Moskali (Russians)”. Yet, even we, who aren’t ethnic Russians, are fearful of these nationalist fanatics, even though the CIA says that no one here is under threat.

Today is the (Thronal) feast of the patron of our monastery, the venerable martyr, St Evdokia. Our Archbishop was here today, and he warned us that there might be provocations. However, we aren’t politicians here; our job is to pray for peace and for the country. I urge you to read the following points. It’s the rest of the story; one that you’re not getting on American news, or from Mr Obama, or Mr Kerry, or Mrs Clinton. As a final note… the thought that the political opposition in the Ukraine hired snipers to kill both security police as well as demonstrators wasn’t at first taken seriously. Now, people are looking at it, and taking it so seriously… some now are blaming the USA for hiring the snipers or for having sent their own snipers, and the USA is suggesting that it was Russia that did that dirty deed… and, yes, it was dirty! However, they did achieve their desired end, for the Right Sector (the far right) not only took control of the demonstrations in the Kiev square, but managed to overthrow the legally elected government… corrupt though it was… and put many of their pals in power. By the way, they’re still camping on the “Maidan”, so that if they don’t approve of what this coup’s government does, they can throw those bums out, too!

14 March 2014

Fr Alexander Cutler

No URL available (sent to me via private e-mail from a Cabineteer)

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(the following was part of the e-mail sent to me)

The Threat to Peace is Real

Backfiring sanctions, warships with guided missiles heading for the Black Sea, F-15 fighter jets on Russia’s border… as in so many Latin American and other countries (“banana republics”) in the past, Washington has recognised and committed more than 5 billion USD (183 billion Roubles. 5.55 billion CAD. 5.54 billion AUD. 3.6 billion Euros. 3 billion UK Pounds) to an illegal right-wing government that seized power from elected officials in Kiev. The CIA and MI5-fed Western media always lie about the reasons for war, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan, from Iraq to Libya and Syria. Here are ten things the media won’t tell you about what’s happening in the Ukraine.

1. Washington planned the coup in the Ukraine

A leaked tape recording revealed that US State Department official Victoria Nuland was plotting who would be the next head of the Ukraine. She bragged that the USA spent 5 billion USD funding the “democracy” movement there. Senator John McCain and EU Baroness Ashton went to Kiev, spoke at rallies, and had their pictures taken with the leader of the Fascist Svoboda party. Neo-Nazi forces took over buildings and threw out the elected government in a coup d’etat, then, passed new laws with no quorum in the parliament building; some elected representatives weren’t even allowed inside by thugs standing guard outside with baseball bats. Intent on destabilising the Ukraine, the Western policy is in fact to divide and rule.

2. There has been no Russian invasion

Western officials threatened Russia for “invading” the Ukraine, an artificial Communist-devised country consisting of a small part of eastern Poland and a large chunk of western Russia, that’s existed for only 23 years. This is a lie meant to cover up Western involvement in the coup. Russia rents a military base in Crimea, part of Russia for 200 years until 1954, and is legally allowed to station up to 25,000 troops there. Russia merely said that it might act to protect civilians, if the neo-Nazis in Kiev threaten them. As for the Crimea, the people are to vote in a democratic referendum on Sunday about if they wish to be governed by the neo-Nazi junta in Kiev or join Russia. Apparently, the West is against democracy and self-determination in the Crimea, even though it’s for it in Kosovo, Scotland, and elsewhere in the world.

3. The American war buildup

The US Navy deployed the USS Truxton, a warship armed with guided missiles, to the Black Sea. The USA sent 6 F-15 fighter jets and 60 military personnel to Lithuania, in addition to those already stationed there. The USA and EU are imposing sanctions and travel bans on Russian officials. Western politicians and the tabloid media compared the democratically elected and immensely popular Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Western leader Hitler. When preparing for war, the West always uses this bogus comparison to demonise leaders of opponent countries.

4. Neo-Nazis dominate the new government

The openly racist, anti-Semitic, and pro-Hitler Svoboda party is one of three major parties in the government. Svoboda led the street actions that forced elected President Yanukovich to flee. The Right Sector, armed fascists from Galicia (the far west of the Ukraine, formerly Polish territory), who’ve beaten opponents and vandalised public property, are now in charge of the military. Immediately after the coup, the Ukraine’s chief rabbi, Moshe Reuven Azman, urged Jews to flee Kiev. The government’s first act was to ban the use of Russian (83 percent of Ukrainians use this language in everyday life) and other languages as official languages. They’ve beaten opponents of the coup, or dissidents disappear, or thugs vandalise and burn their offices and homes.

5. Coup leaders hired snipers to justify their takeover

A leaked call between Estonian and European Union officials reveals that people behind the new government hired snipers to kill protesters and police in Kiev. There are between 3,000 and 5,500 foreign mercenaries in Kiev. However, they blamed President Yanukovich for the killings, using this to justify the coup.

6. Big business wants to control the Ukraine… and Russia

Oil and gas pipelines in the Ukraine bring fuel from Russia to Europe. Big business wants to control the pipelines to cut the flow from Russia and increase their own profits and even take over Russian resources.

7. NATO’s drive to expand

As part of the Western drive to dismantle Russia, the Pentagon wants to establish military bases and missiles on the Ukraine/Russia border. The American-run NATO alliance expanded aggressively into Eastern Europe in the past 20 years, adding 12 countries so far. US/NATO forces continue to occupy Afghanistan to the south.

8. Billions for the illegal coup in the Ukraine, cuts for food stamps in the USA

In early February, Congress and the Obama administration agreed to cut food assistance benefits for hungry families by 8.7 billion USD (318 billion Roubles. 9.66 billion CAD. 9.64 billion AUD. 6.26 billion Euros. 5.24 billion UK Pounds), claiming there’s no money. Yet, just weeks later, they announced 10 billion USD (386 billion Roubles. 11.1 billion CAD. 11.08 billion AUD. 7.2 billion Euros. 6 billion UK Pounds) in assistance to the bankrupt neo-Nazis in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry personally delivered the first billion (38.6 billion Roubles. 1.11 billion CAD. 1.108 billion AUD. 720 million Euros. 600 million UK Pounds) on 4 March.

9. Power for the oligarchs

The new régime appointed wealthy oligarchs as governors of rebellious regions of Eastern Ukraine. It also agreed to an IMF austerity plan drafted by Washington to cut workers’ pensions, unemployment insurance, and social programmes… just like the cutbacks workers in Greece and elsewhere faced from the EU.

10. People across the Ukraine are resisting

People in the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Ukraine are resisting the coup. Some took over regional and city buildings and refused to hand them over to the junta. Others marched on military bases, demanding that the troops disobey the commands of the neo-Nazis in Kiev. Most of the Ukrainian Navy defected to the side of the people, as did also parts of the small Ukrainian Air Force. Ukrainian troops are refusing to obey orders from the junta in Kiev. Some are pleading with the Russian government to protect and help them against the Euro terrorists in Kiev. The people of the Ukraine remember well what Nazi rule was like during World War II and they won’t stand for it again.

Fr Andrew Philips

No URL available (part of the e-mail cited above)

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Right Sector Extremists Attack Anti-Euromaidan Patriots in Kharkov

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ITAR-TASS reported, citing local sources, that armed Right Sector radicals attacked local druzhinniki in Kharkov. Reportedly, their gunfire wounded at least three druzhinniki. Local activists said that the armed extremists had come from the Western Ukraine on a bus, saying, “The outsiders are shooting machine guns”. Reports say that the group barricaded itself inside the local Right Sector headquarters, and was throwing sound and flash grenades. Police are at the scene. A correspondent at the scene told Rossiya-24 that police plan to storm the building. Sources say that the Right Sector radical militants only arrived in Kharkov several weeks ago.

14 March 2014

RT.com

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-kharkov-radicals-attack-982/

 

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Junta Major Abuser of Human Rights According to Observers

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European observers present in the Ukraine since the beginning of the rioting noted that the putschist junta in Kiev violates human rights and that their actions would be illegal in most EU countries. Mateusz Piskorski, a leftist populist SRP member of the Sejm of the Polish Commonwealth of the Fifth Convocation, director of the European Centre of Geopolitical Analysis (ECAG), told ITAR-TASS that the rhetoric of the political forces dominating the Euromaidan calls for obvious violations of fundamental human rights, mostly rights of national minorities. Piskorski said that the ECAG dispatched several groups of experts during the Euromaidan protests; they interviewed protesters and collected various materials, including leaflets, which, obviously, contained incitement to interethnic strife. Piskorski observed that the ECAG received intel that national minorities, for instance, Magyars, didn’t feel secure at present, pointing up that witnesses heard anti-Semitic slogans on the Maidan. He thinks that we can see a wave of political repressions in Ukraine of late, not only against the Party of Regions, but also against other political factions, for instance, against the KPU, saying, “We’ve heard much about cases of physical violence against people who oppose the new political forces”. Piskorski is sure that normal civilised European states would class the political factions responsible for the Maidan rioting as neo-Nazis and neofascists.

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Former Security Service of the Ukraine (SBU) head Aleksandr Yakimenko said in an interview with Rossiya-24 that the USA and Poland played a force multiplier role in the Ukrainian coup, where Washington was reluctant to let the conflict de-escalate into a peaceful settlement, saying, “On the Maidan, there were several political parties and movements that joined forces to form the Right Sector, plus their Western patrons, of course. Poland and the USA played a special role in it. [Jan Tadeusz] Tombiński, the EU envoy in the Ukraine, represented Poland. He’s a Polish national; he regards its participation in the EU, NATO, and all manner of blocs and organisations to boost its advantage. Poland pulled every string, using the EU and NATO as vehicles to subjugate the Ukraine. Washington wasn’t content with the EU peace initiative in the Ukraine. They weren’t all too happy about the EU’s intent to go ahead with peace negotiations and peace policy [in the Ukraine]. They weren’t happy about the attitude of EU leaders and of [EU’s High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy] Catherine Ashton, who held talks with Yanukovich as the country’s legitimate president”.

13 March 2014

Editor:

I’ll give you a term… Prometheanism. Click on the link… it’ll tell you why the USA and Poland are acting as they do. Why has the USA bought into Prometheanism? It’s because Zbiggy beat Kissinger out for influence in the American foreign policy apparat. Never forget, Zbig’s father was an official for the Colonel’s Régime in the Second Polish Republic, which was a fascist state through-and-through (it was so unpopular that many Poles refused to fight for it in September 1939). The USA has had its foreign policy hijacked by a fanatical White Pole émigré… he’s the guru of Nuland and Herbst. How can we get the country back on track? God only knows…

BMD

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Former SBU head Aleksandr Yakimenko said in an interview with Rossiya-24 that Washington handpicked the top officials in the Ukrainian junta, Euromaidan forces didn’t choose them. Yakimenko waved off claims that Euromaidan activists had a say in choosing the new leadership, calling it a common mistake, saying, “The Maidan didn’t appoint these people, the USA did. Just look at the recent appointments… [Andrei] Paruby, [Viktor] Gvozd, [Valentin] Nalivaichenko, all these people served the American special services. These people were all top officials in the Yushchenko administration and boasted about their links with the SBU and with intelligence”.

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On Thursday, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), General Secretary Nikolai Bordyuzha told reporters after a hearing in the RF Gosduma, “Naturally, we’re following the events in the Ukraine. We see that some use the Ukraine for information attacks on some CSTO countries. We’ve seen NATO experts on information warfare in the Ukraine. The Ukraine isn’t a CSTO member. For this reason, we don’t have any plans on the Ukraine in the CSTO now”.

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The Flight Radar 24 tracking service said that some Russian airlines altered their flight paths to bypass both the Ukraine and the Crimea. On Wednesday, the tracker showed that Aeroflot modified the flight path of its flight to Simferopol to keep it in Russian airspace and avoid the mainland Ukraine. Aeroflot later confirmed this in a Tweet, “We decided today to change some of our flight routes”. It added that cost didn’t factor into this decision. On Thursday, Aeroflot Flights SU 2137 bound for Istanbul and SU 2741 bound for Antalya followed altered routes, as did Transaero, NordWind, and several foreign carriers, including Turkish Airlines. Sources in the airlines industry said that the carriers followed recommendations issued by the Russian air traffic authority.

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On Thursday, Vladimir Konstantinov, the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of the Crimea (VS RK), said that the Republic of the Crimea (RK) government declared Euromaidan leaders Vitaly Klichko, Arseny Yatsenyuk, and Oleg Tyagnibok personae non grata, as they propagate far-right extremist nationalistic ideology.

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On Thursday, Aleksandr Sidyakin, a member of the Russian PACE delegation, told ITAR-TASS, “Human rights in the Ukraine are a complete fiction. Currently, the Ukraine is a country that violates elementary human rights, including the right to life. The present authorities in the Ukraine can’t guarantee the right to life; Ukrainian citizens are shot in broad daylight by their fellow citizens… provocateurs… whilst the authorities refuse to investigate these crimes”. He strongly criticised infringements on the right of free speech in the Ukraine, pointing to a recent ban imposed on broadcasts of Russian TV channels and pro-Russian channels, saying, “In the Ukraine, they prosecute journalists for expressing points of view not in sync with the Euromaidan position. Now, freedom of speech in the Ukraine is no more than a mere fiction. They’ve also violated the rights to labour, social welfare support, and pension allowances. Russia carries out a humanitarian mission in the Crimea. Europe turned a blind eye on the situation because it suits both Europe and the USA”.

Mikhail Markelov, Deputy Head of the RF Gosduma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organisations focused on the violence in the Ukraine and the disrespect shown for the human rights of the population, in particular, the Russian-speaking population, saying, “Having legalised the activities of the Right Sector and other radical groups, the illegitimate authorities stripped the population of the Ukraine of state protection”.

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Earlier today, the press service of the MVDU announced the arrest of 38 armed people who’d committed a nocturnal incursion at a bank office in Moskovskaya Street, saying, “At night, young people in camouflage and masks, armed with clubs and knives, broke into a bank office”. Bank security guards managed to shut themselves away in a well-protected office on the premises and called the police. Three units of the MVDU arrived at the scene, including from the Titan and Sokol special divisions. According to MVDU Press Secretary Svetlana Pavlovskaya, cops seized three Kalashnikovs, some 20 PM pistols, one Saiga hunting carbine, as well as knives, batons, and an angle grinder from the attackers.  (an angle grinder, usually used in building masonry cutting, would have in this case have been used to cut an entryway into the bank OR possibly to TORTURE any captured victims !)

Later on, the press service of the MVDU announced that it’s freeing the perps that the cops nicked last night as they attempted to rob a bank in Kiev. The detained and then released perps were Euromaidan activists, who were part of the recent bloody events in Kiev, rabid supporters of the radical and extremist junta that seized power recently. Commenting on the unexpected release of the suspects, an MVDU spokesman said, “We established the identities of all 38 people involved; they’re all Ukrainian citizens. There are no grounds for their detention. We’re sending their voluntarily-surrendered weapons for examination. We’re questioning the bank guards and studying the surveillance camera footage. We’ll ascertain who was at the bank that night and what they did”.

The nocturnal intruders called themselves the “Warriors of Narnia”; they were active participants in the recent bloody events in Kiev. Local media repeatedly mentioned them in reporting on the battles with the Berkutovtsy during the seizure of the city administration building. One of intruders told the cops that they’d come to protect the bank, and another one said, “We were just passing by and accidentally entered the bank”.

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Editor:

If this doesn’t tell you that lawlessness reigns in “Indian Country” (the junta-controlled Ukraine), nothing will. The entire situation is so murky that NO ONE knows what’s going on… even the special services of the USA and Russia, that’s why VVP is being so cautious. The junta only controls the ground that they stand upon… if you believe otherwise, you’re a damned fool.

BMD

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On Thursday, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, the chairman of the RF Gosduma Defence Committee and commander of the Black Sea Fleet in 1998-2002, told a roundtable in Moscow that activists of the Ukraine’s radical Right Sector group plotted to bomb a café in Crimea, but that the cops foiled the conspiracy, saying, “It’s become known now that cops detected and arrested members of the right-wing bloc; they wanted to blow up the Shaiba café, not far from Yalta , which dated back to Khrushchyov’s days. A bomb disposal team found an explosive device there”. He also said that a group of tanks had arrived from Lvov in the southern Ukraine, noting, “The situation is very problematic. The main endeavour of the right-wing bloc is to thwart the referendum in Crimea by whatever means it can”. However, he ruled out the possibility of any intervention by the Ukrainian Navy, commenting, “I rule out any combat activity on the part of the Ukrainian navy because its units and ships lack battle-readiness”.

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00 donetsk 03. 14.03.14

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Editor:

This piece is a bit disjointed; it appears “stream of consciousness”. However, it conveys a sense of the utter confusion and anarchy in junta-controlled areas. God do help the ordinary folks caught in the middle of all this…

BMD

Euromaidan militants started a fight with pro-Russian activists during a rally in Donetsk. A peaceful mass-meeting turned into a clash, hardly controlled by Ukrainian cops. Witnesses said that the Euromaidan militants suddenly appeared; in the beginning, they were placid, but they then began to throw objects. The cops tried to arrest several pro-Russian activists, but the crowd freed them. Police tried to establish order, but harassment on the part of outside provocateurs continued. The latter threw stones and steel bars. Then, someone called the crowd to overturn the buses where the cops kept detainees.  The activists reached the buses, and demanded that the cops set the prisoners free. The police deployed in a defensive formation around the buses, but they could hardly contain the activists. LifeNews reported that no medical personnel were on the square, so, the wounded couldn’t get any medical aid. People use gas sprays, but the number of wounded is unknown. Ambulances arrived at the square, and the activists begin to retreat. LifeNews said that there was little threat of serious disorders.

Members of two rallies… Euromaidan militants and pro-Russian activists… gathered on Lenin Square in Donetsk. Pro-Russian activists claim that the Euromaidan militants came to the rally with “particular purposes” in mind. Police created a reinforced cordon and to keep order. Sources tell us that both sides number about 1,000 people in total. A pro-Russian activist said, “This is an evident provocation. They could’ve organised a rally somewhere else”. Yevgeni Dinyansky, head of the NGO “South-Eastern Initiative”, told us about the members of the pro-Ukrainian rally, “In fact, there’s no pro-Ukrainian party here, it’s very small. This is an evident provocation, as someone sent students there. These students were put under pressure… they could come to this rally or they’d be sacked from the university”.

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On Thursday, a Euromaidan militant died in a clash at a rally in Donetsk in the Eastern Ukraine. The local office of the Ministry of Health said that pro-EU militants attacked a pro-Moscow rally, noting, “According to preliminary conclusions by doctors, a man was stabbed”. Oblast authorities stated that 17 were wounded in the clashes.

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On Thursday, a 22-year Donetsk man died in clashes that erupted between Euromaidan militants armed with batons and peaceful demonstrators who chanted pro-Russian slogans. More than a dozen were injured as violence ensued after participants broke through a police barrier in the centre of the city. Tensions swelled in Donetsk, where the Russian-speaking population supports creating an eastern Ukrainian autonomy against the putschist junta in Kiev. According to hospital sources, the 22-year-old man was stabbed. Media reports indicated that the man was just a passer-by who wasn’t a part of the demonstrations. This is the first death reported outside the capital during the recent violence triggered by the political crisis in the Ukraine. It was unclear who started the clashes, as demonstrators broke through a police cordon keeping the two sides apart.

According to local media reports, pro-Maidan militants provoked the pro-Russian crowd by shouting far-right slogans “Glory to Ukraine” and “Glory to heroes” {that is, Banderovtsy scum: editor}, loudly demanding the that the Russians bow to Ukrainian territorial sovereignty. Donetsk is a Ukrainian industrial centre. A rally of Euromaidan “Greater Ukraine” supporters met an anti-junta demonstration in the city centre (near the Lenin statue). The newspaper Novosti Donbassa (News of Donbass) said that three people were taken to a hospital neurosurgery department after the clashes. The 22-year-old male died in the ambulance. Seventeen people were administered first aid on the scene, and 11 were in the ICU of a local hospital. Authorities in Donetsk Oblast are requesting a referendum to widen the eastern industrial region’s autonomy as the region has a large Russian-speaking population.

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Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council that all those who disagree with the current junta in Kiev, including Rada People’s Deputies, are in danger of violence. He added that such coercion led to the overthrow of the legally elected president, Viktor Yanukovich, who had to leave Kiev amidst threats to his health and life. Churkin said, “The forcible overthrow of the authorities was illegitimate. Resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council repeatedly condemned such actions. Instead of a government of national unity as envisaged in the 21 February agreement, Kiev saw the emergence of what Yatsenyuk described as a ‘government of winners'”. Churkin pointed up that a number of government posts in that government, including the Defence Ministry, are under the control of the extremist radical nationalist Svoboda faction.

Churkin noted, “A resolution adopted in December 2012 by the European Parliament slammed [Svoboda’s] views as racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, and running counter to the EU’s fundamental principles and values. In addition, it called upon pro-democratic parties in the Ukrainian Rada to refrain from entering into coalitions with that party. Where are the European values? Do the new authorities in Kiev profess them? In reality, the new authorities rely on a far more radical organisation… the so-called Right Sector, whose leader already declared his presidential ambitions. The radicals haven’t disarmed themselves in defiance of the 21 February agreement. Moreover, they’ve built up their arsenals from army depots they’ve raided. The new authorities did nothing to arrange a national dialogue to carry out genuine constitutional reform. In fact, the authorities in Kiev are cutting the country in pieces”.

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According to a survey conducted by the SREZ, over 90 percent of Crimeans wish to join Russia. An overwhelming majority of respondents (97 percent) criticised the aftereffects of the Euromaidan events and the junta’s decision to limit rights of national minorities. Nine in ten Crimeans said that the Kiev junta wasn’t legal and strongly opposed the activity of Ukrainian radical right-wing nationalist organizations (Right Sector, UNA-UNSO, Svoboda, and others). A third of the respondents argued that certain countries in Western Europe and the USA created a negative image of the events in the Crimea. The poll questioned some 500 respondents in large Crimean cities… Sevastopol, Simferopol, Yevpatoriya, Kerch, and Feodosia.

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On Thursday night, the local office of the Ministry of Health of the Donetsk Oblast State Administration said that a clash killed one person and injured 28 more, in a confrontation between participants of a pro-Russian rally and “Greater Ukraine” militants on Lenin Square in Donetsk. Local media identified the victim as Dmitri Chernyavsky, a militant of the local Svoboda branch. Two victims received medical assistance on the scene; they later chose to go home. Two others went to a regional trauma hospital, one went to Municipal Hospital Nr 17, and 11 are now in the neurosurgery department of Kalinin Hospital. The head of the Timoshenko junta, Aleksandr Turchinov, ordered the MVDU to immediately arrest and punish those responsible for killing a Svoboda goon {“Eek! They killed one of my neo-Nazi bully boys!”: editor}.

Editor:

Note that Turchinov demands that those who killed a neo-Nazi stormtrooper face the music, but neo-Nazis who attack a bank and terrorise the employees… “No problem, they were just being boys”. That’s evil… and no amount of part-time preaching will wash it away.

BMD

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In commenting on the attack on protestors in Donetsk on 13 March, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) said that Russia realises its responsibility for the lives of fellow citizens and nationals in the Ukraine and reserves the right to protect them. In a statement posted on the MID website on Friday, “Russia realises its responsibility for the lives of its fellow citizens and nationals in the Ukraine and reserves the right to take such people under our protection. Tragic events occurred in Donetsk on 13 March 2014, where there was bloodshed. Extreme rightwing groups armed with weapons and bats, who arrived in Donetsk from other parts of the country the day before, attacked peaceful protestors, who came into the streets to show their opposition to the destructive stance of those who call themselves the Ukrainian authorities. The clashes killed one person and injured many more”. The MID demanded that the Euromaidan leaders who seized power in Kiev to disarm all militants and guarantee public safety, stating, “We’ve repeatedly stated that those who came to power in Kiev must disarm militants, ensure public safety and the legitimate right of people to hold rallies. Unfortunately, judging from the latest events in the Ukraine, none of this happened, and the Kiev authorities don’t control the situation in the country. Russia is aware of its responsibility for the lives of its fellow countrymen in the Ukraine, and reserves the right to take people under protection”.

The Donetsk office of the Genprokuratura Ukrainy initiated a criminal case, investigating the riots that took place in Donetsk on 13 March. A Genprokuratura spokesman said, “We’ve established that there was a conflict between participants of rallies on Lenin Square which escalated into disorders, one person was killed, another 29 were injured. The Genprokuratura of the Donetsk Oblast is also investigating the actions or inaction of law enforcement officials, who were supposed to ensure public order during peaceful rallies. Following a comprehensive and complete analysis of police actions, we’ll make the proper procedural decisions”.

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On Friday, the Ottawa Citizen reported that someone assaulted a Russian diplomat in Ottawa, the Canadian capital. He’s now in hospital in stable condition. Police and medics arrived at the scene of the attack at around 08.45 EDT. The diplomat sustained arm and back injuries. No comment from the Russian embassy was immediately available.

14 March 2014

Editor:

Canada has a very vocal “Ukrainian” diaspora community. That social group has a long history of harbouring and not expelling its more feral and violent elements (sadly enough… I’ve seen ordinary Ukies cower in fear of some of the more vicious fascist sorts) and of allowing glorification of Nazi collaborationists and outright terrorists. It’s sad, kids… it leads to things such as the above incident. However, don’t take it out on ordinary Ukies… keep your eyes open and oppose the plug-uglies, though.

BMD

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/New-Kiev-authorities-violate-human-rights-European-observers-8786/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Ukraine-s-ex-security-chief-accuses-US-Poland-of-nipping-peace-effort-in-the-bud-4446/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/US-handpicks-Ukraine-top-officials-8040/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Territory-of-Ukraine-is-used-for-information-attacks-on-CSTO-countries-CSTO-Gen-Sec-7913/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Russian-flights-bypass-Ukraine-1119/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Crimea-declares-Klitschko-Yatsenyuk-and-Tyagnybok-personae-non-grata-8877/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Russian-PACEs-diplomat-condemns-violation-of-human-rights-in-Ukraine-6521/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Suspected-bank-robbers-supporting-Ukraines-illegitimate-govt-released-4975/

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_03_13/Ukraines-Right-Sector-radical-group-plotted-to-bomb-Crimean-cafe-Russian-lawmaker-9872/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_13/Euromaidan-protestors-start-fight-with-pro-Russia-activists-in-Donetsk-6806/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/EuroMaidan-nationalist-killed-in-east-Ukraine-rally-clash-2576/

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http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/9-in-10-Crimean-residents-wish-to-join-Russia-survey-8173/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/Donetsk-clashes-22-years-old-victim-identified-28-injured-0119/

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Crimean Big Sez That Transition to RF Norms Might Take 3-12 Months

00 Crimea referendum sign. 11.03.14

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Rustam Temirgaliyev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of the Crimea (RK), said that transitioning RK state institutions to Russian Federation standards might take up to twelve months after the moment the RK chooses to rejoin the RF, saying, “If the referendum gives such a decision, it’d take from three to twelve months to reform the authorities, to reconfigure the judiciary, to coach judges and jurists to act according to RF law, and to exchange documents, including passports”. He pointed up that residents would exchange Ukrainian for Russian passports using a simplified procedure, which would be gratis for all residents. Temirgaliyev also outlined the procedure of how the RK would rejoin Russia, noting, “When we know the results of the referendum, the Supreme Soviet of the RK (VS RK) would appeal to its Russian colleagues. Then, we’d need a decision by the Russian body. Subsequently, most probably, the RK and Russia would conclude a treaty. We’d have to adopt a constitution and choose a regional head. Most probably, we’d have an acting head at first. The VS RK would choose him, but the Russian President would have a veto on the choice”.

14 March 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/Unification-with-Russia-may-take-12-months-Crimean-authorities-5453/

Editor’s Note:

Do note how the RK authorities do everything in a calm and professional way, following the rule of law. Do note how the Timoshenko junta tramples the rule of law into the mud, having seized power in an extralegal coup, “amending” the Constitution when it suits Queen Yuliya’s whim, and repressing all those it considers opponents. You can see who’s naughty and who’s nice. In the RK, civilised respect for the rule of law reigns. In all lands under the heel of the criminal Timoshenko junta, the law of the jungle reigns… “woe to the vanquished”, “might makes right”, and “money makes the world go around”. One of these things is NOT like the other.

I hope that Langley and the White House gave Yatsenyuk a big fat cheque… you see, the junta boodlers will steal most of it. It’ll decrease Washington’s ability to cause more mischief in the long-term… they’ll get fucked by their own allies! Ain’t God’s justice grand… any road, “Yats” needs the money for a new commode… I didn’t say anything about anybody being full of shit, did I?

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